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Autumn Chipmunk

Eastern Chipmunk

Eastern Chipmunk

This is a photo I took last year in Michigan of an Eastern Chipmunk in a Rhododendron bush.  They gather many seeds, nuts and fruit in preparation for their winter sleep.  It is not a real hibernation though, because they wake up periodically to eat from their store of food.  They do have a somewhat lower body temperature when they sleep, however.  There are many different regional chipmunks in different areas across the country.  It can be rather hard to tell them apart.  I reviewed a guidebook last year, The Audubon Guide to Mammals, that has a section that covers different kinds of chipmunks.

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Black Squirrel with White Tail

White-Tailed Squirrel on Spruce

White-Tailed Squirrel on Spruce

This is a photo I took of a black squirrel with an unusual white tail.  There were two squirrels like this that were coming around for over a year, but I don’t see them anymore.  By the way, the black squirrel is really a variation of the gray squirrel, but is often found farther north.

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Toad in the Grass

American Toad in Yard

American Toad in Yard

This is a photo of an American Toad hiding in the grass in the yard.  It is a very large toad, and darker in color.  Their color can range from brown to dark green, depending on the temperature.  They can live for several years.  There is another toad that is less common, called the Fowler’s Toad.

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Toad in Flower Pot

toad in flower pot

toad in flower pot

This is a photo of a toad that decided to make it’s home in a small flower pot.  It is in the flower pot at left, and it came back to the same flower pot for many days.

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White-Tailed Deer

White-tailed deer

White-tailed deer

White-tailed deer fawns

White-tailed deer fawns

 

These were photos that I took  few years ago of a white-tailed female deer and her fawns.  The pictures are a bit blurry  because the deer were moving at the time.

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Rosy Maple Moth

rosy maple moth

rosy maple moth

This is a photo of a Rosy Maple Moth that I found resting on a wall near my house during the daytime. It had a fuzzy yellow head, pink and yellow wings, and rose-colored feet.  This has definitely been the most unusual moth I have ever seen.  Soon after I took the photo, it flew away.

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Foggy Spring Lake

Foggy Spring Lake

Foggy Spring Lake

This is picture of a foggy lake in Michigan, with mallard ducks in the distance.

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Icy Fall Lake

Icy East Twin Lake

Icy East Twin Lake

Windswept East Twin Lake

Windswept East Twin Lake

 

These pictures were taken in Michigan last fall when we had an early snowfall.  It was very windy, and the snow was blown in rather interesting patterns around the lake.

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